voting rights http://wlrn.org en Locals Testify On Florida's Election Issues http://wlrn.org/post/locals-testify-floridas-election-issues <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Commission on Voting Rights met Monday at the University of Miami.&nbsp;</span></p><p>National and local experts on voting law heard witness testimony on&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">topics ranging from felon disenfranchisement, to long voting lines, to restroom access at polling places.</span></p><p>The goal of this commission is to create reports out of the testimony in hopes that Congress will make changes to voting laws.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:40:53 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 30099 at http://wlrn.org Locals Testify On Florida's Election Issues Local Officials Can Make Or Break The Election Day Experience, New Report Finds http://wlrn.org/post/local-officials-can-make-or-break-election-day-experience-new-report-finds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We Floridians might as well have been voting on different planets during the November, 2012, election.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some of us waited in line for eight or nine hours. Some were in and out of the polling place in eight minutes.</span></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:55:39 +0000 Rick Stone 24919 at http://wlrn.org Local Officials Can Make Or Break The Election Day Experience, New Report Finds North Miami Beach Supports Voting Rights for Felons http://wlrn.org/post/north-miami-beach-supports-voting-rights-felons <p></p><p></p><p>Florida has some of the strictest laws concerning a felon&rsquo;s right to vote. They must apply for executive clemency after a five- or seven-year waiting period. And that&rsquo;s only if they are deemed eligible.</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 22:05:10 +0000 Patricia Sagastume 21537 at http://wlrn.org North Miami Beach Supports Voting Rights for Felons